In a world where stress has become the number one killer in the workplace, health specialists urge to find relaxing hobbies that would encourage us to relax. As a result, a lot of people have turned to the gym to release their tensions at the end of a long day at work. However, you can’t rely on fitness workouts only to get rid of stress. You need to fill your routine with little tips and tricks to unwind and find your inner peace.
Reading is one of the best-kept secrets to forget about your worries. As you dive in a new book, you forget for a while the routine and explore a brand new world. The only thing you have to do is to create a quiet spot at home for you to enjoy your favorite books. However, building your personal reading nook can be a challenging project!
Finding a cozy spot at home
First of all, not everyone lives in a large mansion with an individual library where they can go to meet their beloved fictional friends. Finding the best spot for a nook in a modern home can be tricky. Should you try the alcove in the living room or is the space under the stairs sufficient? More importantly, many of our unused spaces can be uncomfortable. A home inspector can help you to identify areas that let the cold air in during the winter, for instance. Your cozy spot should not only be practical in terms of design but also keep you warm when it’s chilly outside – or cool when it’s hot outside.
Finding new books that interest you
It’s easy to name a handful of books you enjoy, but how can you ensure that you will make the most of all the books in your personal nook? The pace at which you read can affect the way you tackle books. Slow readers, for instance, might be frightened by heavy books. However, the more you read, the more you improve your pace. Developing your ability to interact with books can open new opportunities, such as trying styles you’ve never read before without worrying that you might be wasting your time.
What reader are you?
Not everyone expects the same thing from a book. Some readers want a moody and deep atmosphere, and would, therefore, choose to decorate their nook in dark hues to maximize the effect. Others prefer a light and romantic escape into the fictional world. Sitting by the window suits their dreamy view of literature. The bottom light is that you should use into your reading mindset as a baseline for your decor.
Get your reading brew ready
A hot drink makes any book immediately enjoyable. However, reading a book while enjoying a fresh cup of coffee is a completely different experience. Indeed, caffeine improves your alertness and decrease cerebral pains. You’re not only becoming more aware of the story, but you can also digest it more effectively. Your book seems more real and accessible when you enjoy it with a cup of joe.
The perfect reading nook differs between individuals. But as a rule of thumb, it should be a comfortable and warm spot in your home, filled with a variety of books in different genres, decorated in a manner that enhances your reading experience. More importantly, it shouldn’t be too far from a coffee machine!